cerumen

play
noun ce·ru·men \ sə-ˈrü-mən \

Definition of cerumen

ceruminous

play \-mə-nəs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cerumen

New Latin, irregular from Latin cera wax; akin to Greek kēros wax


Medical Dictionary

cerumen

play
noun ce·ru·men \ sə-ˈrü-mən \

medical Definition of cerumen


Learn More about cerumen


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cerumen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

all at once

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized-drawing-of-woman-pole-vaulting-across-gap-to-get-trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!